Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

This simple, healthy and delicious chocolate hazelnut smoothie recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian. You’ll love its powerful boost of nutrition just as much as its great taste!

  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk substitute)
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ¼ cup whole hazelnuts, with or without skin, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Gourmet PeanutAlmond or Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 3-4 dates, pitted
  • Pinch salt
  • 10 ice cubes

Combine ingredients through salt in blender. Blend until smooth. Adjust any ingredients to taste. Add ice cubes and blend until reaching milkshake-like texture. Non-GMO, Vegetarian

How to Make a Healthy Salad

How to Make a Healthy Salad... Healthier!Is your salad sabotaging your attempt to eat healthy? Believe it or not, you have to be just as careful ordering a salad at a restaurant as you do when you order anything else off of the menu. Many people go to restaurants with the intention of eating healthy, so they order a salad; however, most restaurants’ salads pack more calories, fat and sodium than a value meal from your local fast food joint! Their serving sizes are often too big, and pile on high-calorie toppings such as cheese, dressing and protein. Even creating your own salad at a salad bar can rack up the calories if you’re not careful. Majority of salad dressings have close to 1000 mg of sodium! Pouring on one of these salad dressings is like pouring salt over fresh lettuce leaves.

Here are some simple tips for making healthy salad choices that will help keep your greens from making you gain weight:

  • Always order salad dressing on the side so you can adjust the serving size
  • Order a light vinaigrette or oil and vinegar option
  • Cut large serving sizes of salad in half
  • Ask for no cheese, or cheese on the side so you can control the serving size                                          
  • Watch out for added calories in the form of croutons, candied nuts or bacon. Ask to omit them, or order them on the side so you can adjust the serving size.
  • Make your own healthy salad dressings at home to skip out on high-sodium, high-calorie store-bought brands

Try our Sweet and Simple Peanut Butter Salad Dressing recipe. It’s healthy, easy to make and delicious to eat!

My Chia Cinnamon Crunch

Gourmet nut butter is the perfect pairing for an apple sliceI knew this day would come 

When I’d lose you from my sight
I won’t be able to devour you
After I take this very last bite

Everyday you were there for me
Your sweet chia cinnamon on my apple slice
You were my daily ritual
My afternoon delight

So rich, nutty, and delicious
I should have held you tight
But now my jar is empty
Why did I have to take that last bite  

I feel so sad without you
My taste buds are getting numb
You gave me such a pick me up
And because of my addiction I’d succumb  

What will I do without my chia cinnamon crunch
I can’t imagine my apple
Without you at my next lunch  

I must now go to the store
To buy one… two….. nah
Maybe I’ll buy four

You see my chia cinnamon crunch addiction has put me to the test
I can’t live without you…
My precious Betsy’s Best


Jump & Jive Cashew Butter Smoothie

Betsy's Jump and Jive Cashew Butter Smoothie
Who needs a high-sugar latte when you can easily make a Betsy’s Blast Peanut Butter Latte? With our naturally sweet nut or seed butter mixed in, this frozen coffee drink will give you a new reason to wake up on a hot summer morning.
  • 4-5 frozen coffee cubes (or ¼ cup cold coffee)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ banana, frozen
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ Tbsp Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter
  • 3-4 drops liquid Stevia (or 1 tsp honey)
  • Pinch sea salt

Make ahead: pour coffee into ice cube tray and freeze until solid.

After cubes are completely frozen, add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Expensive coffee shops move over, Betsy has your morning coffee needs all figured out with this peanut butter latte recipe!

Sweet and Simple Peanut Butter Salad Dressing

peanut butter salad dressing recipe

This Sweet and Simple Peanut Butter Salad Dressing recipe is great for salads, as a dip or marinade for meats and veggies. The Betsy’s Best in this dressing adds protein and fiber, rounding out your salad with fullness with flavor. This dressing is so delicious and easy to make, you’ll never go back to store-bought dressings!

Place all ingredients in blender or food processer. Blend until smooth.

Sweet and simple! This peanut butter salad dressing recipe will save you from sabotaging the health benefits of your greens.

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